Me and my techni-colour cardi

Hello all

You all had nice weekends?
I am shattered!! my Neo is on the go constantly and i am drained by the time his bed times comes. I wish i had an ounce of his energy, it would knock the socks off Red Bull!
So now i am sat with a lovely glass of Magners on ice and hubby is cooking us a yummy steak dinner. This is a nice time of day!

I’ve been thinking about my little old blog lately and then look at many others, and often feeling like mine is far from up to scratch. The beautiful pictures, the amazing outfits, perfect hair and make up, just made me think that perhaps what i’m doing here is a little… well… pathetic? 
Then Hubby chatted with me and made me remember why i started this. 
I am a working mummy, with limited time and funds, but still with a love of style. I haven’t got all the time (as much as as i’d sometimes love it) to get myself ready.. i haven’t got the perfect back drops for my photos as they are often done during work hours or baby nap time. i haven’t got the perfect skin and hair due to sometimes sleeping in make up and not having time to do hair. and i most definitely haven’t got the perfect body, since having a baby my whole body has changed (and besides from that it wasn’ perfect pre baby ha!)
So this is me… busy, stressy, messy haired, just about pulled together… but still loving style and putting my best (and prettiest shoed) foot forward 🙂
I Love blogging, i love reading blogs of all different types, fashion, food, family and vintage and through this media i have “met” some amazing people! 
So instead of feeling not good enough i am going to feel inspired, by you all! My blog may never be perfect, but neither is my lil ol’ life 🙂

Okay okay enough of all that (just felt like i needed to get that off my chest, ooo feels beter already!)
wanna see my new favourite outfit?

Cardigan: on sale from Monsoon for £40.00

Roll neck: Newlook

Wide Leg Jeans: Next

Shoes: Seychelles via Modcloth

Necklace: On sales, half price in Tesco, F&F

Hubby told me to swish my hair like a L’oreal advert… this was my attempt and finding it highly hilarious!!!!

me, serious? never!! :):):)

I love this outfit, easy and funky.The retro missoni-esque knit is perfection. Do you ever wear an outfit and think, “yep, this feels just right!” well i most definitely felt that today and man does that feel good! 

And as always here’s a few snaps from our weekend. Been trying out new camera effects and really loving it!

Ultimate bed head

been rearranging my kitchen this weekend

wanted his trough style bib on as an accessory

some very old favourite piccies of me and my lovely sis

one of my fav wedding photos on my pin board making me smile

one of the guys i work with has an amazing wife who crochets me gorgeous things! this is my latest present! I love it and snuggle under it every evening.
I’s really made me want to learn how to crochet!

As always, hope you have had a lovely weekend.. and here’s to a great start to the week * raising my cider to you all* 


x o x


  1. November 27, 2011 / 9:16 pm

    Oooh I'm so with you, I've not blogged in days because I look a mess – weekends = mum mode! You look lovely though, your cardi is gorgeous but your baby boy is the most gorgeous pic on this page, his hair is adorable 🙂 Hope you had a lovely weekend xx

  2. November 28, 2011 / 12:28 am

    Rachel- I love this outfit and this post! I know exactly how you feel! I get discouraged because I love it so much and then I see people getting 100,000 views a day and I'm getting a few (100,000) less than that 🙂

    But we have to remind ourselves that things don't happen over night and we are awesome! If it makes you feel better, you are light years ahead of me!

    Katie- Hems For Her

  3. November 28, 2011 / 8:58 am

    You and your blog are fab Rach! I don't know how you do it, I certainly couldn't – You always look so put together even with a business to run and family/home to look after! Just keep on doing what you're doing and enjoy every moment! Take care luv Stel x

  4. November 28, 2011 / 11:43 am

    Your wedding photo is beautiful, so natural and full of happiness.
    Who wants perfection? If I wanted perfect hair and posh clothes I'd read a magazine. Blogging's all about real life. x

  5. November 28, 2011 / 7:00 pm

    I love your cardigan. The colors are so perfect for fall. Don't compare yourself to other blogs…the blog is for you and if you're happy with it that's what matters.


  6. November 28, 2011 / 7:00 pm

    I love your cardigan. The colors are so perfect for fall. Don't compare yourself to other blogs…the blog is for you and if you're happy with it that's what matters.


  7. November 28, 2011 / 7:05 pm

    Please do not fret and yes instead of feeling not up to par use the cool blogs as inspiration. I do the same. My lifestyle does rarely have room for fancy clothes or special photo shoot at cool places either.
    I love your cardi belted over the flare slacks.

  8. November 29, 2011 / 5:05 pm

    I just found your blog today and I love it! I'm due to have my baby girl in February next year and found blogging a great way to meet some other young fashion and beauty obsessed mums! No blog is perfect, They are just a collection of random ramblings about things that interest you, and that's why I love reading them! Lovely pics by the way!

  9. December 6, 2011 / 10:04 pm

    This cardigan is just OMG gorgeous… I love it!!! Great 70s vibe with the flares 😉

    Your comments about your blog I totally understood… When I started I looked at the top blogs and wondered how they managed to get 10,000+ followers – but soon realised it's not about numbers. Just one nice comment can make my day, and that's what matters: the thoughtfulness of an individual to take the time to say something nice (and that's what I try and do back)!

    Catherine x

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